Hall of Fame or Wall of Shame?

RykzCorrespondent IFebruary 28, 2009

This is the first of three articles I will be writing on possible hall-of-famers, or people who just haven't quite cut it in the wrestling industry.  I will leave it up to you to decide whether they deserve to be there or not.

The idea came to me when someone left me a comment which said that a former WWE superstar, who did great in the WCW, didn't warrant being in such an elite group of wrestlers.

Keep in mind, some of the superstars I choose are young talent as well, just let me know if you think their career is going in the right direction to be called a hall-of-famer someday.


Willian Scott Goldberg, better known by his ring name Goldberg, is best known for his tenure in WCW from Sep. 1997 to Jan. 2001.

He had streak of 173 match wins with no losses, until it came to end by the hands of Kevin Nash.

I believe his biggest match was against Hollywood Hulk, when he won the WCW championship.

When he did finally appear in the WWE his career there was short lived—feuding with the Rock was the highlight.

Goldberg was a great attribute to the WCW; his dominance, and feud with the NWO, will never be forgotten.


Road Warriors/Legion of Doom

The Road Warriors were a famously composed of Michael "Hawk" Hegstrand and Joseph "Animal" Laurinatis, though other members were added later.

They performed under the name "Road Warriors" in the AWA, NWA, and WCW.

The name Legion of Doom was given to them in the WWE.

Under either name their gimmick was the same, two imposing, muscle-bound wrestlers in face paint.

Generally recognized as the greatest tag team in professional wrestling history, the pair were well known innovators and popularized the use of face paint.

They introduced a tandem maneuver known as the Doomsday Device, which many teams still use in their arsenal. 


Chris Benoit

Christopher Michel Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler who, in 2007 received extensive media coverage as a result of being the perpetrator of a double-murder suicide, in which he killed his wife and child, then himself, over the span of a weekend.

In professional wrestling, he is best known for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and most notably, World Wrestling Entertainment.

Benoit, among other accolades, was the World Heavyweight Champion of both WCW and WWE and was generally regarded as one of the most popular, respected, and technically-gifted performers in the history of professional wrestling.

Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their 7-year-old son Daniel were found dead in their Fayetteville, Georgia home in June 2007.

Authorities confirmed that Benoit killed his wife and son, and subsequently hung himself.

WWE officials alerted police after Benoit missed several live appearance, including Vengeance: Night of Champions on June 24, 2007.

In late 2007, WWE executive Stephanie McMahon confirmed that Benoit, who was a performer on WWE's ECW brand at the time of his death, had been booked to win the ECW championship at the event. 

These are the first four superstars that will go under the hammer this week, so are they worthy of going in the hall of fame? Or do they deserve to go on the wall of shame?